NOT SO FAST: Palm Beach School District Says It Knows Nothing About September 14th Start

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Palm Beach County Mayor David Kerner Reportedly Makes Statement, But School District Says It’s Been Told Nothing

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A local television station claims that The Palm Beach County School District is set to reopen schools for “in person” learning on September 14th, one week after Palm Beach County is set to initiate “phase 2” of Florida’s reopening plan. But the Palm Beach County School District says it knows nothing about this.

The report on WPTV was SO wrong that the Palm Beach County School District continues to call the parents and guardians of 180,000 students to report there is NO opening date currently set.

“We have not yet received a letter with details,” said a spokesperson to BocaNewsNow.com. “We’re watching for it, but there’s nothing as of 5:05 p.m.”



“We have not yet received a letter with details,” said a spokesperson to BocaNewsNow.com. “We’re watching for it, but there’s nothing as of 5:05 p.m.”


The claim comes hours after Palm Beach County Mayor David Kerner met with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, seeking permission for phase 2. While the school board is a completely separate governmental entity from the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners, the school board voted to open when the county moved to phase 2. That annoyed commissioners who said it’s too soon, fearing the strain 180,000 students could put on the area’s recovery plan.


The reopening claim also comes just a day after an exceptionally contentious school board “workshop” where it became clear that school administrators were not ready for a reopening. Dr. Donald Fennoy, the school district’s superintendent, was verbally scolded by the school board for being so behind. Teachers and bus drivers stated during the meeting that the school district is out of disinfectant, has no PPE, has no plan for social distancing, and has not created a lunch plan.

Parents this week are being asked to tell the school system whether they plan to keep their kids home or immediately return to “in person” learning. Many parents contacting BocaNewsNow.com say there is “no chance” they are sending their children into a “petrie dish” without a clear plan from the school district.

Both the school board and school administrators conceded on Wednesday that such a plan does not yet exist.


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1 thought on “NOT SO FAST: Palm Beach School District Says It Knows Nothing About September 14th Start”

  1. Announce an official date and see how many people officially retire or quit. PBC doesn’t seem to care about teacher safety and when you put up plexiglass for the main office but not your teachers, it speaks volumes. I’m glad my child is done with school.

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